The European Union on Wednesday called for an “immediate cessation of the hostilities” which have broken out between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces around the Lachin corridor and other places along the Line of Contact.
“Regrettably, these clashes already led to loss of life and injuries.It is essential to de-escalate, fully respect the ceasefire and return to the negotiating table to seek negotiated solutions”, said the EU.
The bloc stressed it remained committed to help overcome tensions and continue its engagement towards sustainable peace and stability in the South Caucasus.
Moscow has responded that the escalation was being registered in the area of the responsibility of the Russian peacekeeping contingent in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The Armenian Foreign Ministry claimed that “Azerbaijan’s attempts to unilaterally change the legal regime in the Lachin Corridor are unacceptable”.